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License to Drive (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 July 1988 (USA)
A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test.

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Harvey Miller ...
The Professor
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Paolo (as M.A. Nickles)
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Natalie Anderson
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Natalie's DMV Examiner
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Karl
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Christopher Burton ...
Rudy
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Les doesn't have a driving license yet, but to impress his gorgeous date Mercedes he borrows his grandpa's Cadillac for a night out... and has to witness the poor car going through more and more intense maltreatments. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Some guys get all the brakes!

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Comedy

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6 July 1988 (USA)  »

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To Live and Drive in L.A.  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,433,275
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1.85 : 1
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When Les is taking his road test the song playing in the background is Jazzy's In The House, written and performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jeff A.Townes) & The Fresh Prince (Will Smith). James Avery who plays Les' DMV Examiner would later co-star with Will Smith and Jeff Townes in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. See more »

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The drunk man vomits in the front floor of the car. Yet later, when Les tries hiding from his dad, he hides where the drunk would have vomited, and emerges from the car with no stains on his clothes. See more »

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Les: [while chasing the drunk man in the Beatle car] I don't care what you say to the man just get him to pull over.
Charles: The man is a drunken lunatic don't you think this is a little bit dangerous.
Les: Your telling about dangerous, Charles you want to know whats dangerous. Me going home and having to explain to my father that this piece of shit is my Grandfather's Cadillac.
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Referenced in Holliston: Joe's Soda (2013) See more »

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Jazzy's in the House
Written by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Bryan 'Chuck' New and Pete Q. Harris
Performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
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Get out of my Dreams, Get Into My Car! Oh yeah! 80's bliss...
8 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

License To Drive was one of those 80's flicks that I had always wanted to see, and yet, never could find a copy. Till now! It was playing on TV recently and I have not only watched it, but am waiting to see if I am fortunate to find the DVD so I can buy it.

Quite simply, if you are a fan of the 80's and/or love your nostalgia then this film is for you! Typical 80's groove, lingo, starring leads (introducing a young and very attractive Heather Graham in her screen debut as the delicious Mercedes Lane) and, something that definitely deserves a mention is the soundtrack! Great tunes that suit the mood perfectly. Billy Ocean's "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" was a highlight and with the title "License to Drive" was the ultimate song. There are others by Belinda Carlise and the Breakfast Club that will have you not only reminiscing, but toe tapping and humming as well.

Also, look out for James Avery as Les' DMV Instructor. What a champion! Anyway everyone, Get Outta Your Seats... Get it into your DVD player...

Have fun, Cheers!


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